NFL mock draft: Jared Goff will be first pick; Myles Jack drops to No. 14

It looks like Jared Goff will be joining the Rams in Los Angeles.

It looks like Jared Goff will be joining the Rams in Los Angeles.

(Ben Margot / AP)

1. Los Angeles – Jared Goff, QB, Cal – Accurate, great feet, pocket presence – the Rams like everything they see in Goff, who gives them a fresh start in L.A.

2. Philadelphia – Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State – Some scouts compare the big-bodied Wentz to Andrew Luck, a cannon-armed guy who can gain hard yards on the ground.

3. San Diego – Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State – With Eric Weddle gone, the Chargers begin the next chapter of their secondary with a playmaker – passing on an OT in the process.


4. Dallas – Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Ohio State – Last year proved how much that Dallas offensive line meant to DeMarco Murray. Maybe Elliott could step right in and produce big numbers.

5. Jacksonville – Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State – Bosa can get after the QB. In their first month, the Jaguars face Aaron Rodgers, Philip Rivers, Joe Flacco and Luck.

6. Baltimore – Ronnie Stanley, T, Notre Dame – Eugene Monroe is injury prone, so the Ravens need to look for a long-term answer who can protect Flacco’s blind side.

7. San Francisco – DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon – Chip Kelly recruited Buckner to the Ducks, and he’d love to have him in the pros. Would be 49ers’ best DL right away.

8. Cleveland – Laremy Tunsil, T, Ole Miss – If they can’t trade back, the Browns will wait on getting a quarterback and take a talented pass protector instead. Will Jets trade up?

9. Tampa Bay – Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida – Buccaneers allowed QBs to complete 70% of their passes in 2015. Need CBs in division with Drew Brees, Cam Newton, Matt Ryan.


10. New York Giants – Leonard Floyd, LB, Georgia – The Giants were 32nd in total defense last season, and Floyd could be a cornerstone toward rebuilding a pass rush.

11. Chicago – A’Shawn Robinson, DL, Alabama – If Floyd is gone, the Bears can bolster their defensive front with the massive Robinson and wait to take an edge rusher.

12. New Orleans – Sheldon Rankins, DT, Louisville – Utra-quick for 300-plus pounds, Rankins can cave in pockets for team that gave up NFL-record 45 TD passes in 2015.

13. Miami – William Jackson, CB, Houston – Jackson could step right in and start opposite Byron Maxwell. It’s too early for the Dolphins to reach for RB Derrick Henry.

14. Oakland – Myles Jack, LB, UCLA – The Raiders had a two-hour private workout with Jack recently and liked what they saw. As long as his knee holds up, he’s a steal here.

15. Tennessee – Jack Conklin, T, Michigan State – The Titans need to better protect investment in Marcus Mariota. Conklin could step in and upgrade line from Day One.


16. Detroit – Taylor Decker, T, Ohio State – The Lions have a need at right tackle, and either Decker or Conklin would be a fit. Pass rusher can wait until a later round.

17. Atlanta – Reggie Ragland, LB, Alabama – Falcons surrendered 20 rushing touchdowns last season, tied for most in the league. Ragland could help shore up holes.

18. Indianapolis – Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson – The Colts need better blockers for Andrew Luck, but with the best tackles off the board, they turn to their pass rush.

19. Buffalo – Noah Spence, OLB, Eastern Kentucky – Bills had a franchise-low 21 sacks last season. Spence could be a bookend to Jerry Hughes in Rex Ryan’s defense.

20. New York Jets – Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis – Lynch might go earlier than this, so the team that wants him might have to trade into the top 10 to be sure. But there’s a chance.

21. Washington – Andrew Billings, DT, Baylor – With a fire-hydrant build, Billings could help anchor a Redskins defensive front that came apart down the stretch in 2015.


22. Houston – Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor – Coleman had 74 catches and 20 touchdowns last season, despite losing two starting QBs to injuries. Has speed Texans want.

23. Minnesota – Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss – Treadwell isn’t a burner, but he’s big and good in jump-ball situations. Vikings need more targets for Teddy Bridgewater.

24. Cincinnati – Josh Doctson, WR, Texas Christian – The lanky Doctson has a knack for catching the ball in traffic. Would help a team that lost Mohamed Sanu, Marvin Jones.

25. Pittsburgh – Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State – Apple isn’t a dominating playmaker, but he’s good in coverage and could immediately impact a suspect Steelers secondary.

26. Seattle – Ryan Kelly, C, Alabama – Kelly could play center or guard for the Seahawks, who lost starting linemen Russell Okung and J.R. Sweezy in free agency.

27. Green Bay – Darron Lee, LB, Ohio State – Clay Matthews is moving back outside for the Packers, so that leaves a vacancy on the inside that the speedy Lee could fill.


28. Kansas City – Kevin Dodd, DE, Clemson – Dodd, who missed the 2013 season with a knee injury, was terrific last fall with 12 sacks and 62 tackles.

29. New England – forfeited pick

30. Arizona – Robert Nkemdiche, DT, Ole Miss – A boom-or-bust player, Nkemdiche has character issues but the Cardinals feel they have solid leaders in their locker room.

31. Carolina – Emmanuel Ogbah, DE, Oklahoma State – The Panthers need an edge rusher after getting limited production there in 2015. Might also be a spot for a RB.

32. Denver – Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama – With Malik Jackson gone, and Sylvester Williams’ future up in the air, Broncos address the interior of their defensive line.